Ngaging Cham: Drum Dance of Compassion
This is one of the dances of Peling Ging Sum which means three wrathful deities. Instead of wrathfulness, the painting focuses on a peaceful form. The drum dance celebrates victory over evil spirits. Just hearing each beat brings liberation and helps in removing the cause of suffering.
The character in the painting is in a meditative state of compassion which is the altruistic mind that wishes happiness for others. She wears a golden medallion at the centre of her heart with the letter Tam, that symbolises Arya Tara, the female Buddha of active compassion. The drum symbolises independent phenomenon that everything has cause and condition. The drum stick symbolises skillful means of compassion.
Title: Ngaging Cham: Drum Dance of Compassion
Medium: Acrylic & Oil
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH46
Born 1988, from Sarpang
Buddhism, consciousness, psychedelics, human warrior spirit, shamanism, tangible and the intangible culture of Bhutan influence our subject matter. We express our understanding and views on these subjects through the use of traditional and non-traditional icons and symbols. Humans are the focal point in the works as symbols of sacred warriors of the awakened mind.
Wisdom is used as a tool to discover the basic goodness of human life. Most of the faces in the work are of imaginary women as they represent wisdom and energy embodying humanity and divinity in feminine form. They are the guardians of spiritual practice and represent the empty quality of luminous awareness. The colourful patterns in the paintings evoke transcendence or psychedelic vibes implying altered state of consciousness.